Satire and the Postcolonial Novel: V.S. Naipaul, Chinua Achebe, Salman Rushdie

Satire and the Postcolonial Novel: V.S. Naipaul, Chinua Achebe, Salman Rushdie

by John Clement Ball, Cleme Ball John, John Clement-Ball
     
 
Satire plays a prominent and often controversial role in postcolonial fiction. Satire and the Postcolonial Novel offers the first study of this topic, employing the insights of postcolonial comparative theories to revisit Western formulations of "satire" and the "satiric."

Overview

Satire plays a prominent and often controversial role in postcolonial fiction. Satire and the Postcolonial Novel offers the first study of this topic, employing the insights of postcolonial comparative theories to revisit Western formulations of "satire" and the "satiric."

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'Satire and the Postcolonial Novel makes an important and highly original contribution to the field of postcolonial studies, for it offers the first sustained critique of satire in comparative postcolonial literature.' - English Studies in Canada (ESC)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415965934
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/12/2003
Series:
Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

John Clement Ball earned hi PhD (1995) from the University of Toronto and is currently an associate professor of English at the University of New Brunswick. His articles on postcolonial and Canadian literature have appeared in ARIEL, English Studies in Canada, and elsewhere. He is editor of Studies in Canadian Literature.

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